Seeking a good fit in a therapist and beginning therapy can be both joyful and challenging.
I truly believe that residing in each of us is a drive to flourish and seek health. My mission is to help you, via a warm and interactive style, feel deeply understood and connected as you gain awareness of your own unique healing process.
My approach includes listening, fostering self-acceptance, and humor as some of the tools to help you discover, gain understanding, and eventually minimize counterproductive patterns in your life that are standing in the way of reaching your goals.
The goal is for you to leave our first meeting feeling heard and supported. I help with anxiety, depression, addiction, trauma, LGBTQ+ issues, major life transitions and many other stressors of today’s world.
BA in Psychology/Communications from University of Evansville, Evansville, IN. 1988
Master’s in Clinical Psychology at New College of California, San Francisco, CA. 2005
Therapist and Co-Founder, SF Therapy Collective
Co-Founder, Queer LifeSpace
Trained in EMDR (EMDR Institute)
I’ve been working with individuals and couples as a support and guide to uncover their own strengths and find more meaning in their lives and their authentic selves.
I have a master’s degree in counseling from University of San Francisco. Other education includes: HIV and HepC prevention education from City College of San Francisco, Wellness Recovery Action Plan (WRAP) from the Copeland Institute, and EMDR from the EMDR Institute.
My passion is split between private practice and other areas of community mental health. I employ a client-centered, psychodynamic approach to my therapeutic work with clients.
A safe space, an open heart, and profound respect for individuals is key to nurturing a healthy person. I honor clients’ unique gifts, struggles and hopes.